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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

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GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

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Guru Trades

Q4 2012

SFD Guru Trades in Q4 2012

Paul Tudor Jones 35,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 104,216 sh (+148.88%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q1 2013

SFD Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 685,562 sh (New)
Michael Price 164,100 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,604,315 sh (+1439.41%)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,100 sh (-48.29%)
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Q2 2013

SFD Guru Trades in Q2 2013

George Soros 166,666 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 25,000 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 27,900 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 100,000 sh (New)
John Paulson 5,000,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 232,587 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 865,341 sh (New)
Michael Price 490,000 sh (+198.6%)
Jim Simons 1,740,062 sh (+153.82%)
Paul Singer 2,334,112 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 200,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q3 2013

SFD Guru Trades in Q3 2013

John Paulson Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Paul Singer Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Michael Price Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SFD

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Michael Price 2013-09-30 Sold Out 2.1%$32.69 - $34.35 $ 33.971%0
John Paulson 2013-09-30 Sold Out 1.2%$32.69 - $34.35 $ 33.971%0
George Soros 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.06%$32.69 - $34.35 $ 33.971%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.05%$32.69 - $34.35 $ 33.971%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$32.69 - $34.35 $ 33.971%0
Michael Price 2013-06-30 Add 198.6%1.4%$25.23 - $33.35 $ 33.9720%490000
John Paulson 2013-06-30 New Buy1.2%$25.23 - $33.35 $ 33.9720%5000000
George Soros 2013-06-30 New Buy0.06%$25.23 - $33.35 $ 33.9720%166666
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 New Buy0.05%$25.23 - $33.35 $ 33.9720%232587
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-06-30 New Buy0.01%$25.23 - $33.35 $ 33.9720%100000
Michael Price 2013-03-31 New Buy0.57%$21.57 - $26.85 $ 33.9742%164100
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.09%$20.27 - $22.98 $ 33.9759%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Reduce -58.66%0.16%$18.68 - $22.49 $ 33.9767%59188
Richard Perry 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$18.68 - $22.49 $ 33.9767%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 31.24%0.06%$21.91 - $24.43 $ 33.9757%143185
Richard Perry 2012-03-31 New Buy0.03%$21.91 - $24.43 $ 33.9757%30000
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 21.61%0.06%$18.81 - $24.97 $ 33.9748%109098
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Reduce -60.13%0.41%$18.11 - $23.02 $ 33.9763%89712
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Add 237.53%0.48%$19.02 - $24.11 $ 33.9756%225033
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Top Ranked Articles about Smithfield Foods, Inc.

Michael Price’s Top Sells – 11 Gurus Exit SFD
Guru Michael Price is averaging a 12-month return of 72.41%. As of the third quarter, his private firm, MFP Investors, has a portfolio of 88 stocks, 5 of them new, a total value at $752 million, with a quarter-over-quarter turnover of 8%. The portfolio is currently weighted with top three sectors: financial services at 33.3%, healthcare at 13% and energy at 12.4%. Read more...

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Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods
Compare:NSRGY, UL, UN, DANOY, GIS » details
Traded in other countries:SF3.Germany
Smithfield Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, began as a pork processing operation called The Smithfield Packing Company, founded in 1936. The company produces and markets fresh meat and packaged meats products both domestically and internationally. The Company conducts its operations through four reportable segments namely Pork, Hog Production, International and Corporate, each of which is comprised of a number of subsidiaries, joint ventures and other investments. The Pork segment consists of its three wholly-owned U.S. fresh pork and packaged meats subsidiaries namely The Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. (Smithfield Packing), Farmland Foods, Inc. (Farmland Foods) and John Morrell Food Group (John Morrell). The Hog Production segment consists of its hog production operations located in the U.S. The International segment includes meat processing and distribution operations in Poland, Romania and the United Kingdom, its interests in meat processing operations, mainly in Western Europe and Mexico, its hog production operations located in Poland and Romania and its interests in hog production operations in Mexico. The Corporate segment provides management and administrative services to support its other segments. The Company's products compete with a number of other protein sources, including chicken, beef and seafood, but its main competition comes from other pork processors. The company is subject to various laws and regulations administered by federal, state and other government entities, including the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and corresponding state agencies, as well as the United States Department of Agriculture, the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyard Administration, the United States Food and Drug Administration, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission and similar agencies in foreign countries.
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Will U.S. Block China's Pork Takeover Bid? Jun 11 2013 
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Weekly Top Insider Buys: CVS, LTD, BBY, SFD, FNFG Oct 08 2012 
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Analyzing 5 Speciality Food Stocks For Buy Ideas Dec 29 2011 
Weekly Top Insider Buys: NVDA, DRI, HRB, SFD, IDA Oct 10 2011 
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